Published on March 25, 2020 by
  • Juxtapoz Magazine

Since the Coronavirus pandemic has almost put the entirety of not only the normal day-to-day operations of the art world on pause, but almost every single industry has been altered in ways that have been unimaginable weeks ago.

Born in these times of uncertainty and disconnection, “If You Were Here Now” is a series of online art therapy sessions. The premise is to present sessions of live and instructional videos of artists doing projects that they find to be therapeutic in their own practice, using simple tools they have around the house or in their studios. Creating simple daily connections, sharing ideas, is a concept we want to uphold and champion in both times of disruption and normalcy.

This particular video features the work of Northern California-based, Tahiti Pehrson. Building sculptures by the cutting away of material, Pehrson creates geometrical patterns of volume that speak to universal traditions of patternmaking throughout the history mathematics, arts, and crafts. Dating back to the first sign of Guilloche in Greek and Roman times, and seen independently throughout world history, variations of these patterns can be found across the natural and the manmade world. Within Pehrson’s sculptures, each shape receives light and serves the structure of the whole system, concentrically leading to the next variation to make a singular structure.

“If You Were Here Now” is a project by Chandran Gallery and People I’ve Loved, with media support by Juxtapoz Magazine.

Art In Uncertain Times: Tahiti Pehrson's How-To Make Your Own Geometric Pattern Project | Juxtapoz Magazine

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